Trump Turns Tables on North Korea


Trump made the remark in response to a question about whether he and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are on the same page on how to deal with the communist regime. "I think perhaps I feel stronger and tougher on that subject than other people, but I listen to everybody", Trump told reporters in a joint media appearance with visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at his Oval Office yesterday. "And I listen to everybody, but ultimately my attitude is the one that matters, isn't it? That's the way the system is".

On the same day as Trump's meeting with military leaders, the U.S. Air Force flew two B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force, after North Korea had threatened to shoot down U.S. bombers conducting such tests.

"Ultimately, I will do what is right for the United States and really, what is right for the world".

"I think I might have a somewhat different attitude and a different way than other people".

Earlier this week news came out that the United Kingdom, a key USA ally and NATO member, has been drawing up military plans for a potential armed conflict with North Korea. "That's a world problem, and it's a problem that has to be solved".

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement, Trump "met with members of her national security team this morning" and was briefed on possible strategies by Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chief of Staff, Joseph Dunford.

The same day, the U.S. flew two B-1B Lancer bombers near the Korean Peninsula in a show of force.

North Korea is widely expected to conduct another provocation this month, possibly around the October 18 opening of the 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party.

North Korea aims to increase the range of its ballistic missiles to 9,000 kilometers, Morozov was quoted as saying.

MOSCOW-North Korea's leadership has told Russian lawmakers that it possesses a ballistic missile with a range of 3,000 kilometers that will be able to reach USA territory after modernization, the Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday.

Meanwhile Republican Congressman Ted Yoho told CNN that the goal is to put sanctions on North Korea, have the world buy into it, bring them to the negotiating table, and get a diplomatic end to this.

It is a rare admission of weakness by the North Korean regime that normally prides itself on being always right and being a major military power-with claims that it can destroy Japan, South Korea, and major cities in the United States with nuclear weapons.